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  • April 16, 2024 7:58 PM | Mathias Lemos Castillo (Administrator)

    Director of Operations


    $85,000 Annually

    Looking for the opportunity join a team of dedicated community development professionals? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic leadership team working to support upstream violence prevention efforts in Madison and Dane County? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment, supporting professionals and community members as they navigate complex challenges?  

    Common Wealth is seeking a Director of Operations to join the Leadership team in support of our 32 staff, hundreds of residents in our housing portfolio, dozens of small businesses in our incubator community, and thousands of youth and adults in our workforce development programs. This position involves supervising the general operations of the organization, guidance and mentorship of our team of Program Leads, and overall support of every programmatic aspect of the organization.  Compensation starts at $85K per year, with gradual raises to $90K after 12 months and $95K after 18 months. Common Wealth Development offers a $1500.00 language bonus for employees who are fluent in Spanish. 


    • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
    • Work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize tasks to meet deadlines, and multitask
    • Work effectively both independently with minimal supervision and as a member of a team
    • Develop and maintain positive relationships with residents, communities, and community partners
    • Strong writing skills and oral communication for providing quality customer service
    • Conflict management and de-escalation skills
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office software
    • Experience working with people from low-income and racially diverse communities 
    • At least 5 years of contiguous supervisory experience
    • Demonstrable experience in organizational finance
    • Have own vehicle, clean driving record and liability insurance

    Desired Qualifications:

    • At least 10 years supervisory experience, with 5 years experience leading or supervising groups/teams of supervisors or leading people who serve in a supervisory capacity 
    • Lived experience with low-income housing, housing insecurity or racially diverse communities
    • Experience with WHEDA Tax Credit Compliance and HOME Program Regulations
    • Advanced knowledge of Racial Justice practices and principles, ideally in an organizational / HR context
    • Knowledge of fair housing practices
    • Knowledge of best practices in workforce development strategies for adults and youth
    • Knowledge and advanced understanding of leadership styles, practices and evaluation methods
    • Contextual familiarity of the community, political and social climate of Madison and Dane County
    • Bilingual, multilingual, or ESL

    Common Wealth Development values diverse life experience in its hiring process and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Bilingual, bicultural, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. We value the work of our local schools and educators, and graduates of Madison area high schools are strongly encouraged to apply. Our team is diverse in every sense of the word, but united in our linked fate, shared prosperity, and our commitment to an upstream approach to health equity and violence prevention.

    To apply, fill out an employment application (available at www.cwd.org or at our office) and submit a complete application packet to: Common Wealth Development, 1501 Williamson Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703, or by email to hiring@cwd.org.

    Application packets must contain each of the following:

    1) Completed employment application, resume, or CV

    2) Cover letter describing your experience:

    In a leadership and/or supervisory capacity

    - With people from low-income and racially diverse communities

    - Managing organizational finances

    Preference will be given to complete application packets received by 8:00 am Monday, June 24th, 2024

    Applications accepted until position filled.

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